Custom MEGO Box of the Day #4: BATMAN ’66

TOYHEM! Actually, it’s a blister card this time, but you get the idea…

Welcome to TOYHEM! For the holiday season, we’re bringing you a series of features and columns celebrating the toys of our youth, which often made for the best memories this time of year. You’ll be hearing from comics creators, regular 13th Dimension contributors and more. Click here to check out the complete index of stories — and have a Merry Christmas, a Happy Chanukah and Happy Holidays! — Dan

As part of TOYHEM!, we’re bringing you a series-within-a-series — the Custom Mego Box of the Day, by 13th Dimension contributor and customizer extraordinaire Anthony Durso.

Custom Mego Box of the Day #3 was inspired by Planet of the Apes. Click here.

And, now we bring you Custom Mego Box of the Day #4. Actually, it’s a blister card, but that’s cool:


Although I prefer boxes for my personal collection, sometimes I go with cards. And even though I already had a pretty extensive line of Batman ’66 boxes, when Figures Toy Company released their Batman TV figures I decided I wanted to do a card series. Once again I looked at the current product (blister cards) and thought I could improve. Whereas FTC used screen caps from episodes for their artwork I tried my hand at creating comic-book style illustrations of the cast for the Mego-inspired cameo circles. I have a long history with Mego figures and Batman ’66, and these are the cards that I would’ve wanted to see pop off the pegs back in the ’70s. Zap!!! Biff!!! Kapow!

Anthony Durso is the owner of Retropolis Tees (click here) and The Toyroom toy package customizing company (click here), so make sure you check out his nifty wares.

NEXT: STAN LEE. Click here.


— The Complete TOYHEM! Index of Features and Columns. Click here.

— Custom MEGO Box of the Day #1: ACTION COMICS #500. Click here.

Author: Dan Greenfield

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